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How to check whether my hardware is 64-bit capable in Windows?

My OS is 32-bit but I want to know if my hardware support 64-bit
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Visual Studio Express/Community 2013 does not install

I try to install Visual Studio Express/Community 2013 and I get the error below. I been at this for 6 hours, I really want to start learning C++ and I want to also do ASP.NET! THIS IS THE LOG ...
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Paste from a file one line after another

I am a teacher using Windows and would like to be able to paste short program snippets one after another from a file of examples I have into whatever programming environment I am teaching (e.g. the ...
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I've placed a binary in my $PATH, but when I run it from powershell it gets its own directory instead of the current directory

I've installed Hugo (a static website generator) on my Windows 7 system by placing it in a directory in my $PATH. When I try to run it, regardless of the directory I'm in, it's run in its own ...
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Stressing a machine

I want to calculate mean time to failure of a server. I am new to doing this, so I will tell ow I am gonna do that.(Server is an IBM ESXi Hypervisor - with some VMs in it) Install some stress ...
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2answers
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Specifying a different DNS for certain domains

I am located outside the US and require a DNS service to use Netflix and Hulu. However I would like to use a OpenDNS for every other resolution because it is considerably faster (ie. 30ms vs 280ms). I ...
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Windows File Copy Dialog: Why is the Estimation So… BAD?

xkcd I know that the Windows copy dialog (in XP) stores the copy in memory first, and is still copying after the dialog closes, so the time is off, but why is the estimation of the time it will ...
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4answers
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Windows script to copy some text to the clipboard?

I am using an application that requires several attempts to log in (because of overloaded servers). This app has no "remember my password" feature. Therefore, I would like to make a script ...
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1answer
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Can not connect to internet via wifi

My laptop, acer, vista, will not connect to internet even though the wifi connection is excellent, I have a wireless router N and am receiving internet service via hughesnet gen4. Have NO problem ...
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0answers
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How to discover current modulation used by my wi-fi adapter on Windows

I would like to know which modulation of signal (16QAM, QPSK, etc..) is my wi-fi network adapter current using in Windows Is there a way to discovery it in Windows natively, or should I use a ...
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4answers
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Re-joining a computer to domain

I have a problem with a Windows 7 PC that had been a member of the domain. When I try to logon to this PC with domain credentials I get a message similar to The trust relationship between this ...
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1answer
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How to add “Play with VLC” to folder context menu

I love the feature of Windows Media Player where you can right click a music folder and select Play With Windows Media Player because I organize all my music in individual folders (and subfolders for ...
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3answers
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Windows Startup and Shutdown scripts

In the group-policy editor, I see an option to add scripts to be executed on Startup and another option for scripts to be executed on Shutdown. Are these intended for personal use? And if so, are ...
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2answers
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Windows 8.1 black screen with mouse, cant acces task manager or safe mode

I am using Windows 8.1 (as an upgrade from 8). Yesterday I had to boot in safe mode through msconfig, but when my PC restarted, the Windows logo screen went black with only the cursor on the screen. I ...
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0answers
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How to permanently set the key pressed event of any given key (eg: Right shift, a, b ,c)

I would like to keep a key pressed without physically holding it down in windows. I certainly do not want to have a key-repeat, just key pressed. Sticky Keys does not address this solution. I am ...
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1answer
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Windows 8.1 Black screen + flickering mouse after update

So, my Windows 8.1 Computer announced that it needed to update, so I hit "Update and Shutdown". Normally, everything would be Ay-Okay, but apparently not this time. This time, whenever I boot my ...
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1answer
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How to keep an SSH tunnel open in Windows

I use SSH tunneling to connect to a server (Basically IPython notebook instance) to do some computation work. My computations are intense and take need a lot of time to finish. Due to this, most of ...
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1answer
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How to find out which file or folder is being locked by process in Windows OS? [duplicate]

Once in a while, I run the task manager and see several processes with the same name (e.g. comskip) running at the same time in the background while looping or using most of computation power (because ...
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7answers
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Where did the other .8 GB of RAM go? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why does Windows only show about 3.5 GB of my more than 4 GB of RAM? I have this system, which has 2 times 2 GB SDRAM installed. When I check the system BIOS it shows ...
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1answer
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Finding out what resolutions my laptop's display ports support

I have a Dell XPS 15, late 2013 and it has a Mini DisplayPort and an HDMI slot. I am aware that different versions of HDMI support different resolutions and even different drivers affect things, too. ...
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2answers
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4 GB of RAM installed but only 2.97 GB usable. What gives? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where did the other .8 GB of RAM go? I just bought a used MacBook on eBay that came installed with 4 GB of RAM. The first thing I did was installing Windows 7 using ...
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Windows console with ANSI colors handling

Is there any console emulator for Windows that interprets ANSI coloring? We use rspec and a part of our team use Windows and the special string for coloring are not very useful for them ;).
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1answer
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Is there an 'iotop' equivalent for Windows? [duplicate]

What would be the equivalent for iotop for Windows? Task Manager isn't enough for me.
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1answer
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Setting Windows 7's Recycle Bin to automatically have a default disk space allocation for deleted files from newly mounted drives

How do I set Windows 7's Recycle Bin to automatically have a default disk space allocation for deleted files from external hard drives and TrueCrypt-mounted volumes? I remember in Windows XP, I can ...
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How can I identify what application is using a given file?

I'm trying to delete some folder but this error is preventing from doing it: Cannot delete [FileName]: It is being used by another person or program. Close any programs that might be using ...
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2answers
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Can I backup only the application folder in Windows?

If I have an application that is installed in the 'program file' and I want to take a backup of the application in case any disaster happen. If I take a backup for only the application folder without ...
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1answer
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How can I create a memory dump of a production system without affecting performance?

I am trying to analyze a hard-to-track memory leak problem on a production IIS web server running an ASP.NET application. To that end I am trying to create a dump file of the memory to analyze it ...
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How can I unlock a folder locked by ‘System’ process on Windows Server 2008?

I'm on Windows Server 2008 64-bit. LockHunter identifies that a folder is locked by the "System" process. I'm not sure why this happens, but my bigger concern is how to unlock it. I'm looking for a ...
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2answers
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How do I find out what files a process is writing to? [duplicate]

I would like to watch a process on my system, to see what files it writes to. Is there a way of doing that? I am on a Windows 7 machine.
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1answer
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How to highlight my currently focused monitor (in multi-monitor display)

I have added a second monitor and am now working in a multi-monitor display (in Windows 7). I have a constant problem with window focus, where I'm looking at one monitor, doing something with the ...
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1answer
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How to dump and compress MySQL database in Windows only using command line

Is it possible to backup and compress just like in Linux: mysqldump --all-databases | lzma > all.sql.gz I only have smb:// and cmd.exe access via winexe, so no GUI (remote desktop is not enabled, ...
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4answers
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Active window (program) unexpectedly looses focus in Windows 7

Something is shifting (stealing) focus from my active window (active program) in my Windows, as I'm currently using it. I have the same problem as described in this question, with a few exceptions: ...
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3answers
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Excel does not honor the delimiter setting for reading or writing CSV files

When saving/opening CSV files in Excel, the default separator is a semicolon (;), as I need it to be a comma (,) I tried to change it by changing the Language and Regional settings following several ...
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4answers
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Can't copy and paste in Remote Desktop Connection session

Is it possible to copy and paste inside a Remote Desktop Connection session?
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Windows command that returns external IP

Is there a command by which I can find my external IP of my router or my NAT\DSL Router, etc., eliminating the need to visit whatsmyip.net or similar.
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“Unable to decrypt password” in Remote Desktop Connection Manager v2.2

I can log in as the administrator and access the servers just fine but the problem shows when I try to log as a user - then I get that message: Unable to decrypt password How can I fix it? Doing as ...
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1answer
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Which hardware/softwares do I need in order to push new software from a single central computer (server?) to many client computers at once?

I apologise in advance if I use the wrong terminology, or say anything spectacularly ignorant. I'm bound to and, in fact, my problem is precisely the fact that I do not know the correct terminology in ...
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class not registered on IIS

I have windows 8 (x64) with IIS8. IIS was working fine but suddenly when i try to browse anything from IIS, it prompt's a message box says, class not registered! i have checked the default ...
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Firefox prompts to activate Adobe Acrobat despite “Always activate” enabled

I'm using Firefox v33.1.1 on Windows and I can't get Acrobat reader to activate automatically. For instance, I was trying to view this PDF document and I received the "Activate Adobe Acrobat" screen. ...
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1answer
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How to open remote desktop in a script, which runs as windows task?

I am trying to import data from a remote server. My current approach is the create a script on the remote server, which is executed every time I log in using remote desktop. When I log in, a network ...
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1answer
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Deleted/Added a DNS host entry to access a network share: path not found

I was requested to delete a host record (a CIF server on a NAS) I haven't deleted the AD account, only the DNS host record. Then I added the same host record with a different IP address which belongs ...
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1answer
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Reinstalling Windows 8.1 PS/2 keyboard and mouse drivers

While troubleshooting PS/2 keyboard and mouse problems in Windows 8.1, in Device Manager I uninstalled the grayed out "Microsoft PS/2 Mouse" and "Standard PS/2 Keyboard" and rebooted. Those drivers ...
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Looking for road traffic system [on hold]

I am looking for a software similar to an IRIS Traffic Management system. My company is collecting road traffic information from 3rd party. But we are not sure on how to process the road traffic ...
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1answer
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Hard disk use has skyrocketed after Windows 8 updates

I've been using Windows 8 on my computer for 3 months. After applying the system updates, the hard disk usage has gone from 15GB to 26GB. What happened to my laptop? Is there anything I can do to free ...
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Windows Reset to erase Linux on dual boot machine

I have Ubuntu in dual boot laptop. I want to know if I can use the Windows reset that supposedly restores the computer to factory settings to delete that partition?
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Why is Microsoft's licensing reputation so much worse than Apple's? [on hold]

Microsoft has a somewhat notorious reputation for the invasive monopolistic nature of their licensing. I'm not an expert on the subject, but as I understand it, this goes back to the very beginning ...
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1answer
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Copy as path with auto-hyperlink

I frequently use the shift + right-click 'Copy as path' context menu, but when pasting, it results in a quoted version of the file path eg: "C:\Folder\myFile.txt" After pasting it, it is really ...
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What is the PC equivalent of MacBook Pro (with Retina)? [on hold]

My employer provides a MacBook Pro with retina laptop with Core i7, 16GB ram and an SSD drive. It is an awesome laptop. I am able to run 2 VMs, glassfish, MySQL, IntelliJ IDEA at the same time. The ...
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How to use my computer as a Headset device for my phone with Bluetooth?

I want to extract the audio from my phone (the analog TV and FM/AM receiver mainly) and play it through my computer speakers. There is a headphone jack but it is of non-standard size (probably a ...